Weird things inside keyboard thread

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by ghall, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. ghall macrumors 68040

    ghall

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    #1
    So, what are some weird things you have found under the keys of your computer keyboard?

    For me, it would have been a thing that may have been a small piece of chicken under the command key on my old PowerBook G4. Very disturbing.
     
  2. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

    Mammoth

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2005
    Location:
    Canada
    #2
    I have found cookie crumbs from various different brands lurking inside my Microsoft keyboard on my PC. Good enough?
     
  3. SamIchi macrumors 68030

    SamIchi

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
  4. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

    MACDRIVE

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2006
    Location:
    Clovis, California
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #5
    I thought I saw a walrus, but I was just drunk again. Silly me.
     
  6. pknz macrumors 68020

    pknz

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2005
    Location:
    NZ
  7. Sesshi macrumors G3

    Sesshi

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2006
    Location:
    One Nation Under Gordon
    #7
    I was idly cleaning out a keyboard that I was sitting in front of in my office while in a conference call. I took the casing off and shook it a bit, there was a lot of hair unearthed - but a high percentage I could see was of the type you wonder how it got there. The regular user of that machine is only capable of typing two-fingered, but I found myself wondering if he was also capable of typing two-bagged.
     
  8. PippinTheJedi macrumors member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2006
    Location:
    Ramblin' with the ramblers.
    #8
    I dribbled some ice cream on accident onto the Dell keyboard. If I look closely, I can still see the white splotches underneath. Suprisingly, the keyboard doesn't stick.:eek:
     
  9. SkyBell macrumors 604

    SkyBell

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Location:
    Texas, unfortunately.
    #9
    A caterpiller once crawled out from under the F key when I was typing on my old HP. Scared me half to death.
     
  10. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

    ghall

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    #10
    That one is really scary. That's gonna give me nightmares for a week.
     
  11. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

    dllavaneras

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2005
    Location:
    Caracas, Venezuela
    #11
    Some icky brown goo, probably from exposure to dust, moisture and stuff like that for the last five years. While on the subject of weird stuff, any tips to clean your keyboard?
     
  12. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Location:
    Palookaville
    #12
    You'd need to get it open first. Apple uses those tiny screws -- I think they're Torx, but so small I can't tell for sure. I've never found a tool that works. Maybe somebody else knows.
     
  13. FDX macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2006
  14. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

    Jasonbot

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Location:
    The Rainbow Nation RSA
    #14
    I once spilled yoghurt on mine, really icky..
     
  15. Xander562 macrumors 68000

    Xander562

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    #15
    Small winged bug. Ok so I didn't actually FIND it in there, but I saw it crawl in and it never came back out, I think I might have smashed it while typing.
     
  16. MattG macrumors 68040

    MattG

    Joined:
    May 27, 2003
    Location:
    Fletcher, NC
    #16
    This lady I help with computer stuff came in one day so I could fix her wireless...she'd been having an ant problem at home, and that morning she work up to find ants crawling in and out of her keyboard. There were still some in there when she brought it to me...:rolleyes:
     
  17. nickster9224 macrumors 6502a

    nickster9224

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2006
    Location:
    35 Miles From Chicago, Illinois
  18. Hummer macrumors 65816

    Hummer

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2006
    Location:
    Queens, New York NY-5
  19. monke macrumors 65816

    monke

    Joined:
    May 30, 2005
    #19
    Dust and Dirt. Probably some crumbs in there too. Darn you Mr Christie. :p :D
     
  20. n-abounds macrumors 6502a

    n-abounds

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2006
    #20
    Well, you know... he likes to scratch and then type. At least it wasn't "yogurt".
     
  21. SuperCompu2 macrumors 6502a

    SuperCompu2

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Location:
    MA
    #21
    When I first got my Thinkpad in the mail that I bought off ebay, i found a feather underneath the left hand control key. It was colorful too...
     
  22. Cybix macrumors 6502a

    Cybix

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2006
    Location:
    Western Australia
    #22
    my work keyboard is always full of crumbs, or pastry bits, or muesli bar bits, hehe... not to mention hair, and other random items.
     
  23. Leareth macrumors 68000

    Leareth

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Location:
    Vancouver
    #23
    list includes: cat hair, gummy bear(!), hair pins, staples, bank card (under iBook keyboad), cat claw sheaths, caramel sauce, contact lens, maggots (don't ask), tiny screws, twist ties, paperclips, tinsel, confetti, fake fingernails, nail polish flakes, and toothpick.
     
  24. iindigo macrumors 6502a

    iindigo

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2002
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #24
    O_O

    o_O

    o_O


    DAMN, did you get those out of your keyboards, or are you a technician of sorts?
     
  25. Leareth macrumors 68000

    Leareth

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Location:
    Vancouver
    #25
    My keyboards, from my computers, some were at work with me and colleagues borrowed computers to check email and when I got my laptop back in 15 min I found hairpin, bank card and fake nail in the iBook.

    The cat hair and claws are my cats, caramel is from my caramel macchiatto's , the contact lens was mine I looked for the damn thing for 3o min found it much later.

    The maggots were part of an experiment that ended up on the keyboard by accident

    Confetti and tinsel was Xmas party on the 15" PB as were the nail polish flecks

    Office supplies is on the work machine.

    But I have no idea where the gummy bear and tine screws came from on my home desktop...
     

Share This Page